A bold experiment in open science

Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 3:38 pm

Montreal Neurological Institute director Guy Rouleau says neuroscience isn’t progressing quickly enough. The Neuro is shaking things up by making its research data widely available.

Urging action on pandemics

Posted on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 12:30 pm

by Andrew Mahon Many McGill graduates go on to become top-notch researchers, accomplished academics, influential policy advisors or international leaders. Over the course of his remarkable career, Victor Dzau has checked off all those boxes and more. Dzau, BSc’68, MDCM’72, is president of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), formerly the Institute of Medicine. Based [...]

A shoe insole that could save lives

Posted on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 1:30 pm

by Linda Sutherland There is a valuable new tool for the estimated 19.5 million people in North America who develop peripheral neuropathy as a result of their diabetes. This serious complication, caused by chronically high blood sugar levels, damages nerves that carry messages between the brain and the feet. For those afflicted, the consequences can [...]

Treating trauma on a city-wide scale

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 7:23 pm

Alain Brunet has pioneered an effective new treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. He is introducing it to Paris, a city still recovering from devastating terrorist attacks.

The rigours of The Revenant

Posted on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Leonardo DiCaprio wasn’t the only one enduring the elements during the filming of the Oscar-winning The Revenant. Michael Diner, BSc’87, was the movie’s supervising art director.

Bird-brained, but awfully smart

Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 12:18 pm

by Megan Jones Living in the city makes you smarter – if you’re a bird that is. According to research by Jean-Nicolas Audet, a doctoral student in the Department of Biology, urban birds are bolder, healthier and more intelligent than their rural counterparts. Audet and his colleagues, University of Sydney postdoctoral fellow Simon Ducatez and [...]

Research network focuses on kids with brain-based disabilities

Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 1:50 pm

Children with conditions such as cerebral palsy and autism have an important new ally in CHILD-BRIGHT.

Taking the “creepy” out of online shopping

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 2:59 pm

VarageSale’s Tami Zuckerman, BEd’02, credits much of the popularity of her virtual garage sale app to the way it helps nurture a sense of community.

Managing millions – while still in school

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 4:18 pm

by Kate Sheridan BA&Sc’14 About 35 people will walk into a $3.5-million investment management operation and begin to work as analysts this summer. But they won’t be recent grads – well, not alums of finance programs. In fact, they’ll just be beginning their degrees in finance at the Desautels Faculty of Management. These students will [...]

A champion for First Nations children

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 4:15 pm

When Cindy Blackstock, MMgmt’03, took on the federal government, the government didn’t always fight fair. She prevailed and her victory could be a game-changer for aboriginal children.